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The Wave

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Seismic rumblings in the Norwegian fjords threaten to start a chain reaction that will destroy the local area. Can it be stopped in time?

The Wave

Director Roar Uthaug
Producers Martin Sundland, Are Heidenstrøm
Screenwriters John Kåre Raake, Harald Rosenløw Eeg
With Kristoffer Joner, Ane Dahl Torp
Norway 2015
105 mins
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Anyone planning a quiet break in the fjords of Norway may have second thoughts after seeing this nerve-shredding portrayal of a potential catastrophe that current science suggests may be just waiting to happen. Kristoffer Joner plays Kristian Eikfjord, a first-rate geologist who is about to leave the remote town of Geiranger to take a top job with an oil company in the big city. Leaving his wife Idun (Ane Dahl Torp) to join them later, Kristian sets off with the kids, but some unexplained power outages in the nearby mountains are playing on his mind. If his suspicions of an impending landfall are correct, the town will have only ten minutes to evacuate before an 80ft tsunami engulfs it. Roar Uthaug’s nail-biting thriller is the perfect disaster movie for fans of Nordic noir, with Joner playing the dogged, maverick sleuth as the sense of impending doom builds to a terrifying crescendo.

The introduction on 14 October will be BSL interpreted.

Damon Wise


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